How The Rooftop Rocked in 2021
Electric buzz. Epic views. And the magic of live music. The Summer Concert Series returned to the Seaport and The Rooftop at Pier 17 in 2021 with a diverse mix of musical talent—and fans were treated to the beat, the funk, the rock, and everything we needed in between.
Across 30 dates and 20 sold-out shows, music-lovers and artists made a welcome return to The Rooftop at Pier 17 for that irreplaceable live event atmosphere. The setting on the edge of the East River—with panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan skyline—was the perfect place to celebrate live music together after an all-too-long hiatus in 2020.
In the words of Billboard magazine, reviewing the sold out Kesha concert, the crowd relished “the chance to get crazy at the open-air rooftop venue with a killer view of a city that’s finally opening back up after a tough quarantine.”
In addition to Kesha’s raucous pop energy, this season’s one-of-a-kind live experiences included: Stars And Strings—a country-rock observance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 that featured Darius Rucker, Zac Brown, Chris Young, Lee Brice, and more; the hip-hop and pop-punk power of Machine Gun Kelly; the first performance in over 15 years by certified hip-hop legends The Fugees; two sell-out nights by Southern rock/alt-country superstars Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit; CeeLo Green’s signature blend of soul, hip-hop and R&B; and a lightning rod performance by rising rap star Don Toliver.
Photo credit: Keeyahtay Lewis on behalf of The Howard Hughes Corporation
These artists and a diverse array of other acts—combined with fans’ energy—made the 2021 Summer Concert Series a string of 30 had to-be-there nights. See the full lineup below:
|07.30.21||Rise Against – Nowhere Generation Tour|
|08.04.21||Blues Traveler & JJ Grey & Mofro|
|08.12.21||Pink Martini feat. China Forbes|
|08.20.21||Yacht Rock Revue – The Hotter Dads in Tighter Jeans Tour|
|08.25.21||Spirit of the South Tour – Blackberry Smoke|
|08.27.21||Sad Summer Festival presented by Journeys: All Time Low, The Story So Far, The Maine, Movements, and more|
|08.31.21||Kesha – Live|
|09.09.21||Dr. Dog – Last Tour|
|09.11.21||Audacy’s Stars And Strings presented by Samsung Galaxy|
|09.12.21||Governors Ball Presents: Bleachers|
|09.13.21||Isaiah Rashad – Lil Sunny’s Awesome Vacation|
|09.14.21||Machine Gun Kelly – Tickets To My Downfall Tour|
|09.15.21||The Front Bottoms|
|09.16.21 and 09.17.21||Lord Huron|
|09.21.21||Flogging Molly & Violent Femmes|
|09.22.21||Global Citizen Live: The Fugees|
|09.24.21 and 09.25.21||Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit|
|09.28.21||Good Vibes Summer Tour 2021 – Rebelution|
|09.29.21||The Seaport Community Concert featuring CeeLo Green|
|09.30.21||Rufus Wainwright & José González – Unfollow The Rules In The Local Valley Tour|
|10.01.21||ZIGGY MARLEY – A Live Tribute to His Father|
|10.02.21||Don Toliver – Life of A Don Tour|
|10.03.21||Mt. Joy & Trampled By Turtles|
|10.04.21||A Day To Remember – The Re-entry Tour|
|10.07.21||$uicideboy$ present Grey Day Tour|
|10.08.21||New Found Glory – Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead Tour|
|10.09.21||NEEDTOBREATHE – Into the Mystery Tour|
|10.10.21||Rodrigo y Gabriela – By Request|
Want to dive in again? The 2022 concert lineup won’t disappoint. Confirmed performances to date include Deftones (May 15), James Arthur (May 20), Greensky Bluegrass (June 24 & 25), Bikini Kill (July 8), and David Gray (August 16). See you at the front of the stage!
For details and new additions to The Rooftop at Pier 17’s slate of upcoming performances, visit Pier17ny.com. Tickets are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com and onsite at the Pier 17 Box Office during operating hours.